Updated Jan. 11, 2022

University members who are confirmed by a medical professional to have COVID-19 must report their diagnosis, and provide names of close contacts so that contact tracing can be initiated to control the spread of COVID-19.

A close contact is defined as within 6 feet of someone for more than 15 minutes, regardless of masking.

If you are called by a University contact tracer and identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you will be instructed to get a Quest test.

  • For unvaccinated people: If you do not develop symptoms, quarantine for 5 days after your last contact with a person with COVID-19 and wear a face covering in all settings for an additional 5 days.  The date of exposure is considered day 0. You may also wish to get tested on day 5, but it is not required.
  • For vaccinated people: You do NOT need to quarantine if you have received all CDC recommended vaccine doses, including boosters and additional primary shots for some immunocompromised people. You should wear a face covering in all settings for 10 days. You may also wish to get tested on day 5, but it is not required.

How to get a test?

You have options. Regardless of location, it will be the same type of test: an unobserved, self-swab PCR test.

If you do not have symptoms?

If you have symptoms?

Students: Get tested through Student Health Services on your campus.

  • Bradford: 814-362-5272
  • Greensburg: 724-836-9947
  • Johnstown: 814-269-7110 
  • Pittsburgh: 412-383-1800
  • Titusville: 814-362-5272

Faculty and staff: Faculty and staff should call MyHealth@Work at 412-647-4949 to discuss testing options. Testing for symptomatic employees is available on the Pittsburgh campus. You must create a Quest account to be tested on campus. 

Does it have to be through Quest?

No, but the University is providing COVID-19 tests from Quest free of charge for asymptomatic individuals.

If you do not get a Quest test, you must report any positive result to Pitt via Student Health Service or MyHealth@Work at 412-647-4949.